Writing, Exercising the Mind, Working Out, Help Slow Down the Deterioration of the Earliest Stages of Dementia

The key is still, keep exercising the brains, so, the deterioration process doesn’t HIT you as quickly, translated…

My aunt works at a public office, at age fifty, she’d started having troubles finding her belongings, especially her keys, she’d clearly recalled putting them inside her pocket, and when she needed it, she’d reached in, and couldn’t find it at all, flipped the house upside down, in the end, she’d found them, next to her bed, and, the things she has to do, she’d often not remembered, and, as the things she had to do became pressing, she’d started getting stressed out about them.

In order to help her recall, my aunt would write down the important things she needed to accomplish in a daily planner, but, the very next day, she’d realized that she’d left her planner at the office, and, she’d not been able to find it when she’d gone back to the office, my uncle called her “scatterbrained”, and she’d become speechless.

Later on, things became even more abnormal, she’d looked straight up ahead when she walked, and, she seemed not to be able to recognize her coworkers, didn’t say hi to the neighbors anymore either, and, people started criticizing her about how much pride she has.  But gladly, her daughter was aware enough, took her to the hospital, and the doctor believed that she showed signs of early onset of dementia, and, everybody in her family showed great care and concern for her.

My aunt followed the orders of the doctor, worked out every single day, and read the papers, as well as many books, and the family would take her outdoors on the weekends so she could do her sketches, asked her about her younger days, and encouraged her to take up writing.  In order to write, she’d searched for materials, collected data, started showing cares and concerns for the world around her, and, when she wrote, she’d had to pick the words, and, to set up the storyline too, and continually, advised her own writing too.

The doctor told her to see him on schedule, and my aunt never missed any one of her appointments, she’d shown up, on time to his office, her condition became stabilized, until she was able to retire, with her pension.  From her examples, you can see, that although, there’s no way to cure dementia, but, you can, slow down its progressions, so long as the family members show more care and concern, to find it earlier on, to get treatment in the earlier stages, there’s still hope.

And so, although you still can’t find a cure for dementia, you can, however, SLOW down its progression, like this woman had worked hard, to make sure that her mind stays as sharp as she can make it, by writing, by exercising, by thinking, but this only applies to the earlier stages, not when your loved ones had entered into the latter stages of the illness.


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